Herzliya Museum 2004. bitumen sheets, coal, burned wood, chlorine water, sea stones, mussels, dry climbing plants, shaving foam, 20m X 15m X 7m.
"If for monotheism, earth is not a planet but rather a religious object, it is because, as Qutb emphasizes, the earth itself moves towards the Divine by submitting itself to the ‘exterior’ Will of Allah; or in other words, the earth is a part and property of Islam, that is to say, the religion of utter submission to Allah. Islam does not perceive oil merely as a motor-grease -- in the way Capitalism identifies it -- but predominantly as a lubricant current or a tellurian flux upon which everything is mobilized in the direction of submission to a desert where no idol can be erected and all elevations must be burned down – that is, the Kingdom of God. This act of submission to the all-erasing desert of god is called the religion of taslim or submission, that is to say, Islam. If oil runs toward the desert, so does everything that is dissolved in it".
Reza Negarestani, excerpt from CYCLONOPEDIA, complicity with anonymous materials
"Lost Herbs, an installation of pictorial dimensions, can be described as an unpopulated diorama in which an already possessive gaze is turned into a ‘participatory’ roaming through a landscape which is the very outcome of this gaze. This shift crosses an imaginary line that exists between the museal wilderness – both as concrete and institutional function – and the simulated wilderness of a dried-out natural basin. The morphology of this minutely rendered landscape springs from a two-way depletion – that of the long-gone, ‘natural’ flux, and that of 3d imaging techniques, with the two forming a new and elemental breed of creation".
Moshe Ninio, excerpt from a text published in Studio Magazine, issue 154, July-August 2004